Guest blog by Olivier – Antwerp
Hi there ! I’m Olivier, born in Belgium and currently living in Antwerp. You can call me a hedonistic hipster wannabe, foodie lover or design & architecture freak, I meet all the before-mentioned requirements. Give me a beat & I will dance to it ! I’m obsessed with music. I literally have headphones taped to my head. Put me on a plane and I’m ready to discover the world. Any destination will do, because to travel is to live.
Off-the-beaten track favorites in Antwerp
Spending my Sundays are mostly limited to shameless couch potato-sessions, but all that is about to change since Antwerp has a shopping Sunday every first Sunday of the month. So next Sunday I will be out the door for a new winter outfit or some (very) early Christmas shopping. Really, any excuse will do ! 🙂
Antwerp is a true shopping-walhalla, so you can be sure there is enough for every taste. If you are flabbergasted by the offer, don’t worry! Below you can find a few of my personal and off-the-beaten track favorites:
Hipster Alert ! Street wear lovers and sneaker addicts are at the right place here. A small shop boosting plenty of styles from chic to casual. You will mostly find menswear here, but girls can also find some exclusive pairs of sneakers here or cool gadgets and accessories.
Kammenstraat 66, | Location
Moose in the City
600 square metres of Scandinavian delight! With Nordic fashion, accessories, design and books on display you will not leave empty handed. They even have an in-house travel agency for the more hip and adventurous crowd.
IJzerenwaag 10 | Location
The three owners of this concept store carefully pick self-acclaimed ‘object of desire’ and sell exclusive pieces by Maison Martin Margiela and Piet Hein Eek. It’s the ultimate place to find a unique piece to treat yourself with or a loved one.
Kloosterstraat 44 | Location
If you are on the look-out for a nice present, know that you will definitely score points with flowers from Baltimore. Here you will find the most eclectic and colorful flower combinations. The owner Mark Colle has worked with Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester and most recently made an installation for Raf Simons’ first couture show at Dior.
Orgelstraat 6 | Location
All that shopping will definitely make you hungry ? If so, make sure to stop by Café Camino. Not your ordinary lunch spot, but a small authentic and cosy restaurant with original and mostly Asian inspired dishes. Highly recommendable & ‘Yummy in your tummy’-guaranteed!
Vrijdagmarkt 5 | Location